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Fee Increase Possible

A fee increase may be coming to visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  The increase would raise the entrance fee from $25 to $30 for seven days. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the increase would bring in an additional $1 million a year to Yellowstone alone. The decision on the fee increase won’t be made until next spring

District Changes Name from Buffalo to Blackrock

September 29, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is changing the name of its furthest north ranger district from Buffalo Ranger to Blackrock Ranger District mainly to end the confusion. The forest has been receiving plenty of support from the community and from their regional office to make the change. Locals and employees support the change because they are familiar with the name Blackrock, there is no longer confusion why the Buffalo district is called Blackrock and it makes sense that Powder River in Buffalo, Wyoming is not considered part of the Buffalo district

Bridger-Teton Forest’s Supervisor Leaves

September 22, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Clint Kyhl is leaving his job and the state this week because of health issues. Kyhl took over the agency a little over a year ago and is heading back to the Pacific Northwest closer to family and friends. Jackson Hole Daily says Deputy Supervisor Jose Castro is taking over until the agency can find a replacement

Utah Man Killed in Bear Attack in Teton Park

September 18, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

A Utah man died after being attacked by a bear in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee says 31-year-old Adam Stewart was camping in a secluded area and observing a research plot, but never made it back to his campsite one night. Officials found Stewart’s body between the campsite and research plot, but still don’t know what kind of bear killed him

Bridger-Teton Forest Celebrates Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary

September 3, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

It’s the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary and Teton County is celebrating with a lecture series continuing tonight from 6-7:30 at the library. Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Jackson District Recreational Manager Linda Merigliano is leading tonight’s discussion “Wild Rocks: A Tour of the Gros Ventre Wilderness and its Unique Geology.” Jackson Hole Daily says the “State of the Wilderness” speaker series is continuing next Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in Snow King Resort’s Teton Room

Jackson Hosts 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act Event

August 26, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is hosting a celebration within the antler arches of Jackson’s Town Square August 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in activities and demonstrations about taking care of the area’s wilderness

Two Fires Still Burning in Bridger-Teton Forest

August 6, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Two fires are still blazing in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, but the rainy weather in the forecast over the next few days could knock them both out. Teton Interagency Fire managers say the 72 acre Bang Creek Fire and 13 acre Wolf Fire are still burning in the same areas over the past few weeks. Jackson Hole Daily says two firefighters are on the ground monitoring the situation and making sure the fires don’t spread too far

National Forest Service Closes Fall Creek Road to Rebuild a Bridge

August 5, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The National Forest Service is closing part of Fall Creek Road in the Bridger-Teton National forest south of Jackson for about two months in order to replace a bridge. The Service says the original bridge was built in 1955 and its wooden deck is deteriorating. Jackson Hole Daily says construction work is beginning August 14

Two Fires Burning Near Jackson

July 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Two fires are burning in the Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Gros Venture area Bang Creek fire is 52 acres and Palisades area Wolf Fire is 11. Forest managers are letting the two lightning caused fires to take their natural course and encourage travelers to be cautious and watch for signs

Big Piney Ranger District Gives Out Free Firewood

July 2, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Big Piney Ranger District is giving out free-use firewood permits for Middle Piney Lake starting July 7. Last year’s avalanche deposited so many trees in the lake it’s keeping the water from flowing freely. Firewood collectors are limited to four cords and can get permits at the Big Piney District Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

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